Theme Lead: Sarah Edwards
CPJH research includes a wide range of topics in what is traditionally known as bioethics, including research ethics, the role and limits of consent, the justifiability of paternalism, and mental capacity.
Bioethics is essentially inter-disciplinary and, as such, draws on methods in philosophy, law and social science to answer practical and policy questions raised in the biosciences including medicine.
Bioethics conferences we have organised include Autism, Ethics and Society (2010), Research Ethics Committees - Help or Hindrance?, Neuroethics (2009), and New Directions in Bioethics (2009). Areas of current specialisation include research ethics and mental capacity.
Current projects include:
of Experimental Medicines for Ebola
Sapfo Lignou, Division of Medicine; Sandra Quinn, Maryland, USA; Alex John London, Carnegie Mellon, USA; Charles Weijer, Western Ontario, Canada.
for participating in health research
Katrine Bavnek, Heart Hospital; Dan Bromage, Institute of Cardiology; Natalie Bidad, Centre for Behavioural Medicine; Lindsay MacDonald, Centre for Behavioural Medicine.
of using medical treatments ‘off-label’
Gaetano Burriesci, Mechanical Engineering; Dan Bromage, Institute of Cardiology.
licensing of new drugs
Megan Morgan, CASMI; Richard Barker, CASMI; Sarah Garner, NICE; Sian Rees, Oxford.
and patient adherence to medicines
Prince Saprai, Laws; Rob Horne, School of Pharmacy
health decisions with mentally non-competent adults
Felicity Smith, Pharmacy; Liz Jamieson, Pharmacy; Richard O’Neill Nottingham; Jillian Craigie, King’s College